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Found 14 Pros in Jacksonville, FL, USA | Birth doula support
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Shira Sharifi

Jacksonville, FL

5 reviews • 100 families supported • 20 years experience

5 reviews • 100 families supported • 20 years experience

I began my practice as a newborn care specialist in 2009 and worked my way up to becoming a birth and postpartum doula in 2016 followed by my certification in lactation. Birth and postpartum care has always been a passion of mine. I love providing families with the whole package. I consider myself a healer and nurturer who listens to your needs, wants, concerns and questions. I attend prenatal appointments, work with you and partner if one is present, I offer birth photography, hypnobirthing, spinning babies, breastfeeding support, & postpartum care. I do limit the amount of birth clients and postpartum clients each month depending on birth/postpartum ratio. Inclusion is very important to me ❤️

Care philosophy

Every birth matters. I take my time to get to know each family. Creating a safe space for you where you are heard and seen. I believe each person has the power to birth freely and safely with compassion.

Areas served

  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • Beverly Hills, CA
  • New York City, NY

Reviews

  • Jamie
    June 27, 2023 at 1:41 am | Client review

    Shira was a calming and helpful resource after our twins were born. She made PBJs for a hungry mama, cleaned pump parts, and got our babies to sleep when they were just a couple weeks old overnight.

    If you are able to afford a postpartum doula , I highly recommend it. Even two nights we spent with Shira made an enormous difference for our mental health when we had a break and got some sleep. Xoxox

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Allison Courter

St. Augustine, FL

3 reviews • 5 families supported • 1 years experience

3 reviews • 5 families supported • 1 years experience

My name is Allison Fox, I am a mother to a 1 1/2 year old and have a strong passion for physiological birth. Birth is the most transformative experience that a family will go through, and you and your partner deserve to be well educated and informed on the way your body changes and transforms to allow your body to birth. The earlier you begin preparing birth, the better equipped you will be. Birth is intensely beautiful and sacred space for a woman to step into motherhood.

Care philosophy

My goal as a birth doula is to ensure that the mother and her partner feel supported and prepared for birth. To offer physical and emotional support throughout labor and delivery and assist according to your birth plan.

Areas served

  • St. John’s County

Reviews

  • Emily
    January 16, 2023 at 10:46 am | Client review

    My experience with Allison has been exceptional. She never fails to answer my questions and makes me feel seen. I would recommend Allison to anyone who is looking for extra support during their pregnancy and birth!

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Vonda Boyd

Jacksonville, FL

10 reviews • 605 families supported • 40 years experience

10 reviews • 605 families supported • 40 years experience

I am a traveling Doula in the USA and Abroad. I support all birth, I do not have an agenda I support the family's birthday wishes whatever that may be. I encourage education also I helped source the right care provider and Hospital for the type of experience the family wishes to have.

Care philosophy

I am very adaptable to my surroundings. Most of my work at present, is at all places! I offer professional labor and delivery support in all settings, postpartum care, childbirth classes. I am honored to service Saint Augustine,Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Vedra, Orange Park, SC and Georgia. My philosophy is simple -- I believe childbirth is a normal, natural, healthy function.

Areas served

  • Jacksonville, Atlantic Beach, Ponte Vedra,
  • Saint Augustine Palm Coast Daytona Orange park
  • Lake City Gainesville Tallehassee
  • GA, SC, TN,

Reviews

  • Shawne
    December 18, 2022 at 11:24 am | Client review

    After finding out I was pregnant, I knew I wanted something different for my birthing story. My first son was premature at 26 weeks, and unfortunately, due to the circumstances, I had no decision in my son’s birth. I felt I was talked into things because I did not know anything different. After running into a friend and announcing my pregnancy to her, she shared her birthing story. Just like mine, her first birth, she didn’t have much say. In her second birth, we hired Vonda. After hearing her and her husband talk about the bond and the experience they had, I couldn’t help but reach out to Vonda to know more. My first conversation with Vonda was over the phone, and we talked for over an hour. I shared my firstborn’s birthing story. My fear of my second birth and the complications I had as a high-risk pregnancy.
    By the end of the conversation, I knew I wanted her to be a part of my birthing story. Her voice was reassuring, and talking with her already put me at ease. The next few weeks, we would chat over text and phone about how my pregnancy was going. Due to some complications that put me in the hospital at 21 half weeks, I reached out to her to let her know. That’s when I met Kiana, also on her team. Kiana came out to meet me at the hospital and comfort me during this time. Vonda also chatted with me about some of my concerns and gave me the confidence to speak to my medical team about them. Because of this, I could advocate for myself and my son, which led to a better out

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Danica Mooneyham

Jacksonville, FL

3 reviews • 11 families supported • 2 years experience

3 reviews • 11 families supported • 2 years experience

I am a newer doula but not new to birth! I have been in the sexual education field for 10+ years. Helping people brings me so much joy and I am extremely attentive to my clients.

Care philosophy

As a birth doula I am actively present and available to you during your pregnancy, labor and short term postpartum to help emotionally and physically support you and your partner. Positive birth experiences are a high priority for me, even if the outcome is not what we originally planned for. I love empowering the birth person to accomplish tasks they didn't think were possible!

Areas served

  • Mayport

Reviews

  • Shavawn
    September 28, 2022 at 11:51 am | Peer review

    Danica is passionate about advocating her clients needs. She is organized and very adaptive. Danica kept the mood light while remaining a true professional and I could not reccomend her more.

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Kiana Asherah

Jacksonville, FL

2 reviews • 87 families supported • 3 years experience

2 reviews • 87 families supported • 3 years experience

I completed my doula certification in 2019, as well as my prenatal yoga instructor course. I also graduated with a Holistic Health Coaching Certification in 2020. I focus highly on Preconception and Prenatal Nutrition. I am the owner of Asherah Birth and Wellness and am honored to have Doula Vonda as part of my team. She has been a birth doula for over 40 years and is recommended by OB/GYN's, midwives and previous clients. We, together provide top quality service. At the time of hiring you have access to us 24/7. We work very closely with our clients to get them prepared for their birth as best as possible physically and emotionally. We are here to guide you to feel empowered in your body, mind and spirit so you can create an incredible, connected experience from conception to birth. This can include positioning of the baby, releasing fears surrounding birth, being an emotional support and much more. We bring a sense of calm to you as you and your partner can ensure you are fully supported in every aspect through pregnancy, labor, birth and for a postpartum visit. We are happy to provide service wherever the client feels most comfortable; hospital, home or birth centre. Each client is unique in what their most desirable birth is so we remain very adaptable and flexible to help assist the client to have the birth experience they desire. As a doula we labor with the client at home and help guide the birthing couple when it would be the most ideal time to transition from labouring at home to going to the hospital or calling the midwife. This is a very important step to help fulfill the mother’s birth plan and wishes and to take this stress off the couple.

Care philosophy

It is important for laboring moms to feel safe and supported in their surroundings so that they can stay in a calm, connected state to carry out her birth plan. My goal is to help families achieve an empowered birth experience. The journey of birth is very sacred and unique to each individual as two souls adapt, transition and work in unison. A birth is something that will never be forgotten.

Areas served

  • Jacksonville Beach, St. Augustine, Atlantic Beach,
  • Ponte Verde, FL

Reviews

  • Vonda
    January 8, 2024 at 11:07 am | Peer review

    Writing a review is with ease and confidence when referring Kiana in all of her offerings to our community, she is very professional in all aspects of business and always with integrity along with her natural intuitive abilities to guide families towards conceiving, nutrition, health and fitness during pregnancy, childbirth education, post birth recovery healing and health and fitness.

$ flexible
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Naomi Soncag

Orange Park, FL

7 reviews • 100 families supported • 4 years experience

7 reviews • 100 families supported • 4 years experience

Birthing the Agapé way: The Agapé way is the manner in which we serve our mothers. Agape is the highest form of love, in this case, sisterly love. It is the total opposite of erotic love and describes the love Jesus showed us on earth and continues to show people today through the Holy Spirit. We give you the utmost care and respect, and extend that to your family as well.

Care philosophy

I support you in whatever way you choose to birth! Evidence-based information is provided to support you in making the most informed decisions in your birth experience. I've also been trained in Spinning Babies techniques. Prayer throughout your pregnancy and birth is something I believe makes a huge impact on mom and baby.

Areas served

  • Orange Park, Florida
  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • Middleburg, Florida
  • Fleming Island, Florida
  • St. Augustine, Florida
  • Macclenny, Florida
  • Jacksonville Beach, Florida
  • Starke, Florida
  • Keystone Heights, Florida
  • St. Johns, Florida
  • Green Cove Springs, Florida
  • Callahan, Florida

Reviews

  • Dishaun
    January 10, 2023 at 11:40 am | Client review

    Naomi was an answer to my prayers! She is reliable, attentive, encouraging, and passionate about what she does. She is also a woman of great faith! She went above and beyond to meet my needs and make me feel as comfortable as possible through the entire process (prenatal, labor and delivery, and postnatal). I have no regrets with choosing her as my doula.

$ flexible
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BRIANNA GARLAND

Jacksonville, FL

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 4 years experience

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 4 years experience

I’m Brianna, a birth doula trained by DONA International, blending my nursing background and personal experience as a mother to offer holistic support. My services cover from personalized birth planning to nurturing postpartum care, with a special focus on integrating nutrition and herbalism for a well-rounded care experience. Please visit mamasdoulaservice.square.site/ to learn more.

Care philosophy

I embrace a holistic care philosophy focused on empowering mothers through the transformative journey of motherhood. My approach integrates nutrition and herbalism, emphasizing the importance of natural remedies and a balanced approach that nourishes both body and soul.

Areas served

  • Orange Park
  • Jacksonville
  • Jacksonville Beach
  • Surrounding Areas
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Natalie Portman

Jacksonville, FL

5 reviews • 34 families supported • 2 years experience

5 reviews • 34 families supported • 2 years experience

Through the encouragement of friends and family I decided to enter into birth work after my own positive and empowering birth experience. I’m a Certified Birth Doula through DONA International, Certified Body Ready Method® Professional, Certified Childbirth Educator, and have up to date CPR certification. While pregnant, I found there was often too little information, too much information, or worse, conflicting information relating to various aspects of pregnancy and birth. I started researching and reading up on everything I could, and it opened my eyes to the value of a reliable source of information and support!

Care philosophy

As a Christian birth doula in Jacksonville, Florida, I have had the privilege of supporting many families throughout their pregnancy, labor, and postpartum journey. My role as a birth doula and childbirth educator is to provide emotional, physical, and informational support to families as they navigate the transformative experience of bringing new life into the world!

Areas served

  • Jacksonville Florida and Surrounding Areas

Reviews

  • Brittany
    May 24, 2023 at 9:19 am | Client review

    I cannot say enough good things about my experience with Natalie! Being pregnant in a new state, plus needing to change providers, I began to lack confidence. As soon as I hired Natalie, she gave me the support I was looking for and I started feeling confident again. Even though I didn’t know which doctor or midwife would be on call for my birth, I knew Natalie would be there every step of the way! She was so encouraging in labor and I definitely recommend her!

$ flexible
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Markeisha Easterling

Jacksonville, FL

0 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

I became a Doula to help the soon to moms or moms that has had a hard birth and delivery before have the birth that they deserves.

Care philosophy

Be the village you always wanted.

Areas served

  • Jacksonville
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Sharon Lonix

Jacksonville, FL

0 reviews • 40 families supported • 5 years experience

0 reviews • 40 families supported • 5 years experience

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Care philosophy

I believe that birth is a natural process that should be enjoyed and celebrated. I believe that women have the power with in them to birth their baby and I want to make sure that every momma realizes the power that is within her!

Areas served

  • Clay county
  • St. John’s county
  • Duval county
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Jennifer Lyden

Middleburg, FL

0 reviews • 5 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 5 families supported • 1 years experience

When Jennifer became pregnant with her first child, she became fascinated with everything birth and began to research it all! Then, after a wonderful midwife and assistant who attended the birth of her second child, she knew she was going to be involved in birth work in some way. While pregnant with her fourth child she began her doula training. Jennifer wants women to know about the options available to them, so they are free to choose the best birth for them.

Care philosophy

Once a pregnancy is known the planning begins, making sure everything is just perfect for the new baby. Sometimes, in all the hustle and bustle, the new mother gets left out. While being a new mother is a wonderful role, we must remember that it is not her only role. As a birth doula, my focus is on the woman during this period of pregnancy and birth.

Areas served

  • Jacksonville
  • Middleburg
  • Orange Park
  • Fleming Island
  • St. Augustine
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Christin Murillo

Jacksonville, FL

3 reviews • 375 families supported • 10 years experience

3 reviews • 375 families supported • 10 years experience

Doulasofjacksonville.com Doulas of Jacksonville is a doula agency committed to supporting birthing families. Through our highly trained & certified professional Doulas, we ensure that local birthing women & their families are equipped with the individualized, judgement free tools and support they desire. Our personal backgrounds, eclectic certifications & experience level enable us to provide a higher quality of support for clients of all backgrounds, with varying needs. The compassionate & personalized support we provide, has been the key to our well established relationship with local health care providers. We have resolved to provide unconditional support without bias and we guarantee that when you hire us…. we will be there for you!

Care philosophy

Through evidence based education, and unbiased pregnancy and birth support, we seek to ensure our clients and their families feel equipped to make the informed decisions that are best for them while growing their family.

Areas served

  • Jacksonville beach
  • St Johns
  • Middleburg
  • St Augustine
  • St Augustine Beach
  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • Green Cove Springs Florida
  • Fernandina Beach, Florida
  • St Mary’s Georgia
  • Kingsland, Georgia

Reviews

  • Sarah
    January 23, 2024 at 6:32 am | Client review

    Christin was such an amazing force to have in the room during both my daughter and my son’s birth. She brings so much experience but also the most calming spirit. I am confident that my births would have looked much different (and much less how I wanted) if Christin was not present. She positioned me, helped me with breathing, encouraged me and ensured that I was able to have the natural birth I dreamed of.

    She is wonderful equipping birth partners also and made my husband felt so much more prepared and helpful during birth. Christin was also so helpful in pregnancy, always answering questions and helping to guide me through even the hardest parts. She is also someone you want to spend time with and a true joy to have around. I cannot imagine birthing without her!!

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Terry Damlos

Fleming Island, FL

0 reviews • 10 families supported • 8 years experience

0 reviews • 10 families supported • 8 years experience

As a birth Doula my role is to assist couples with continuous emotional support, physical comfort and assistance in obtaining information before, during and just after birth. My role includes ensuring that the mother, partner and baby have a birth experience where they are empowered throughout their journey. My own story of birthing four beautiful children ( two at home and two in the hospital) were the most amazing experiences of my life.

Care philosophy

When you hire me as your Birth Doula you will receive: pre-birth meet ups, assistance in creating an empowering birth plan, 100% support throughout your birth experience, physical comfort measures, emotional guidance and support, basic breastfeeding support, baby’s birth story through the eyes of Doula Terry, postpartum follow up

Areas served

  • Green Cove Springs, Orange Park
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Tara Young

Jacksonville, FL

4 reviews • 100 families supported • 10 years experience

4 reviews • 100 families supported • 10 years experience

I have been serving families as a part of their birth support team for 8 years. I have had the wonderful privilege of supporting families through very diverse birth experiences and I am incredibly passionate about recognizing the power within each and every woman throughout pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.

Care philosophy

I provide full support uniquely tailored to the specific needs of each individual birth experience. It is my goal to get to know you - to be your friend, your safe place, your sister. I want to know about your thoughts, beliefs, and fears surrounding birth so that I can help you work toward achieving a positive birth!

Areas served

  • Jacksonville, FL
  • St. Augustine, FL
  • St. Mary’s, GA
  • Gainesville, FL
  • Fernandina Beach, FL

Reviews

  • Dianna
    March 27, 2021 at 6:46 am | Client review

    Tara was amazing. She helped me prepare for my the birth of my son, I only regret that the hospital wouldn’t allow her to be with me even though hospital policy was allowing doulas at that time. She was great, though. She even came after he was born and helped me. She was and is amazing. I highly recommend her.

Doula Services: FAQs

A doula is a professional that provides emotional, physical and educational support to new parents before, during, and after childbirth and into the early postpartum period. Doulas are companions who strive to give families a safe, positive, and healthy labor experience. They provide parents with evidence-based information and education on childbirth and are someone who the parent can turn to with questions and concerns about having a baby. Doulas also take an active role in collaborating with the parent to create a birth plan.

A certified birth doula offers advice and techniques to help reduce the stress that the parent often experiences during childbirth and provides you with education about different aspects of delivery and labor and what comes after.

There are two ways you can hire a doula through Meela in Jacksonville, FL.  

You can browse through the available doulas in Jacksonville, FL and send the doulas you are interested in a message, introducing yourself and setting up an interview. We recommend interviewing at least three before hiring your top doula.

You can also hire a doula in Jacksonville, FL in three easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated doulas in Jacksonville, FL. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  1. Get your list of Jacksonville, FL doulas: in a few hours, you will have a collection of doulas near you who are qualified to meet your needs. You can compare pricing, experience and read reviews. You can chat with each doula to learn more about them.
  1. Hire a doula with confidence: schedule virtual or in-person interviews with your top doula choices. Hire your top doula and start getting the care you deserve.

While the cost of a doula can vary based on experience and the services offered, the average cost of a doula in Jacksonville, FL is $705, but typically ranges from $582 to $829. These costs are based on a representative group of 21 doulas surveyed by Meela in the Jacksonville area. The average cost of a doula in Jacksonville, FL is lower than the average cost of a doula in the state of Florida, which is $782.

To put this in further context, the cost of a doula in Jacksonville, FL is lower than the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $971.

When hiring a birth doula in Jacksonville, FL, you and your doula will discuss and agree upon a fee structure, and your doula will send you itemized invoices through Meela, which you can pay securely through the app.

Some insurance companies will cover all or part of the cost of hiring a doula. Contact your insurance company to find out if they offer any coverage for hiring a doula; not all insurance companies do.

You can hire two types of doulas in Jacksonville, FL: a birth doula and a postpartum doula. The birth doula is during your pregnancy and through the birth of your child. They provide you with emotional, physical and educational support during your pregnancy, your labor and delivery and for the first few hours after your child is born.

A postpartum doula will support you for the first few weeks after the baby is born. They provide in-home assistance, including teaching you how to take care of your newborn, acting as lactation consultant, and can provide some night nanny services.

Yes, a birth doula can provide support during a Cesarean birth and delivery. Doulas are non-medical professionals and do not replace obstetricians, physicians, midwives or nurses. They are an additive member to the team and provide emotional, physical and informational support to the birthing parent, partner and family. It is up to you whether the certified doula can remain in the operating room during the procedure.

When you hire a doula in Jacksonville, FL, your services typically include several in-person prenatal sessions, 24/7 phone and text support, full attendance throughout your labor, and several hours of support immediately following your birth.

A doula in Jacksonville, FL can help you in any kind of birth. Certified doulas are able to assist parents in creating the ideal “birth environment” and help parents deliver their baby safely. A doula can provide support during the birth whether it occurs in a hospital, a home, or another birth center of some kind. Doulas are there to support you in your desired birth preferences, whether that is a preference for natural, non-medicated, assisted, C-section or anything else.

Certified doulas can also act as a liaison between you and hospital staff regarding your childbirth expectations and preferences. For example, if your preference is to have a non-medicated birth, a doula can help guide you through that process and create a personalized birth plan. A certified doula in Jacksonville, FL does not replace medical staff (such as your obstetrician and nurses).

When a surgical procedure is required, there are some situations in which a birth doula can also remain in the operating room, although this is not an expected obligation. A certified birth doula can also assist hospital staff to improve the overall birthing experience. A doula in Jacksonville, FL will typically stay with the parents for several hours after birth to help them with birth recovery.

Evidence suggests that a birth doula in Jacksonville, FL can help improve parent satisfaction with their baby’s birth and delivery. The involvement of a doula can also lead to shorter deliveries with less complications.

Recent studies show that parents who have a support person like a doula by their side throughout labor and childbirth are more likely to:

  1. Give birth without the need for pain medicine
  2. Describe their birth experience in a positive way
  3. Give birth without the need for medical intervention, such as C-sections or vacuum delivery
  4. Experience a shorter labor

You can hire a doula early in your pregnancy to allow you time to get to know each other and to begin planning for your later trimesters, labor, birth, and aftercare. It is ideal to hire a doula when you are around 20 weeks along, but you can start looking for one before that.

It is never too late to hire a doula in Jacksonville, FL; you have right up to your due date to find a doula near you and receive all the benefits of doula support.

While many people think that a doula and a midwife are the same thing, their educational background and job duties are different. Doulas are non-medical professionals who provide emotional, physical and educational support, while also offering actionable advice and guidance to new parents about how to nurture their baby.

A midwife is a certified nurse-midwife (CNM) or a certified midwife (CM). CNMs are medical professionals that are certified and licensed by the American College of Nurse-Midwives. CMs are also certified, but they do not have nursing backgrounds.

Doulas are not medical professionals; they focus on the emotional support for the parents and the family before, during, and after the birth of the baby. Their job is to provide information, advice, and support to the family not diagnose any medical conditions or provide medical advice.

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